HC Deb 10 July 1919 vol 117 cc2143-4

Order for Second Reading read.


I beg to move That the Bill he now read a second time. This is the last of a series of little measures designed to assist in the administration of the law, and the purpose of it is to remove an obstacle to the administration of business in the Probate Court. It is required by Statute that the bond given by the administrator should be given to the President. During the vacancy caused by the death of Sir Samuel Evans, there was no one to whom a bond could be given, and very many hundreds of administrations could not be proceeded with. The Bill proposes to remove that kind of difficulty by providing that a bond during a vacancy in the Presidency may be given to the registrar of the principal Probate register.

Bill accordingly read a second time.

Resolved, That this House will immediately resolve itself into the Committee? on the Bill."—[Mr. Pratt.]

Bill accordingly considered in Committee, and reported without Amendment; read the third time, and passed, without Amendment.